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Doing Big Data Analytics Right

Big data analytics offers revolutionary capabilities but achieving results requires a strategic vision—and a view into how it can create business value. Read More >

What Does Bezos's Law Mean for Your Data Center?

If the cost of cloud storage is dropping by 50 percent every three years, it might be time for many CIOs to get rid of their data centers and move to a cloud platform. Read More >

Enterprises Double Down With Cloud Investments

Large enterprises are poised to increase their SAP cloud investments, but are committed to a future of hybrid clouds for security, privacy and compliance issues. Read More >

Digital Universe Expands at an Alarming Rate

While the size of the digital universe, in terms of the amount of data being generated, is forecast by IDC to grow to a staggering 44 zettabytes by 2020, only a small percent of that data is of value to businesses. Even so, a small percent of a huge, huge number still leaves a lot of data for IT organizations to store, manage and protect. In fact, Read More >

Big Data Overview: How's Your Company Doing?

Big data analytics is a leading business priority for most mid-size and large companies, but managing and analyzing large and ever-growing data sets remains a persistent challenge. Read More >

BoA Embraces Software-Defined Data Centers

Bank of America turns to software-defined infrastructure to reinvent IT's role and radically alter the speed and flexibility of its business processes. Read More >

Private Cloud Fuels Formula One Racing Dynasty

The Infinite Red Bull racing team has won the last four consecutive Formula One championships thanks, in part, to its selection and usage of computing resources. Read More >

Data Protection Without Hardware Investments

Thanks to Virtual Appliance, The Aldridge Company can protect data locally and replicate it to the cloud without the need to purchase any on-site hardware. Read More >

The Race for the Software-Defined Enterprise

When it comes to defining the next generation of enterprise IT, it's a contest between VMware, Microsoft and a broad alliance of vendors supporting the OpenStack framework. Read More >

Coping With a Cloud Outage

Cloud computing presents enormous opportunities for the enterprise, but it's critical to proactively prepare for cloud outages as well as outright provider failures. Read More >

'Dilbert' Creator: Focus on Systems, Not Goals

Cartoonist Scott Adams argues that leaders are more likely to be successful if they concentrate on systems instead of goals. Read More >

Three Flawed Issues About Cloud Computing

CIOs who embrace cloud computing will be able to focus less of their time on the utility aspect of IT and more of their time on adding business value to their organization. Read More >

Preparing for the Big Data Deluge

No organization or field is being untouched by big data. CIOs must take the initiative and create new roles and jobs that plug into data-analysis capabilities. Read More >

Are CIOs at Risk?

CIOs suffer from shorter tenures than many other senior executives. In today's business and IT environment, achieving career stability is no easy task. Read More >

Software-Defined Networking Takes Shape

Software-defined networking has been touted as the future of IT infrastructure, but in the near term, most organizations will approach the technology in pieces or phases. Read More >

Inside the Data Center Transformation

Enterprises are modernizing their data centers, with server virtualization, storage virtualization and energy-efficient hardware initiatives gaining the most traction. Read More >

Six Tech Trends That Will Shape IT in 2014

Personal clouds, the Internet of things and social collaboration are among the tech trends that will significantly impact the enterprise in 2014. Are you ready? Read More >

For Enterprise IT, Cloud Pricing Isn't Simple

With the rise of cloud computing, pricing models and business agreements are becoming increasingly complex. 451 Research cloud economist Owen Rogers offers guidance. Read More >

Allied Building Products Rethinks DR Strategy

A major building products distributor uses Hurricane Sandy as a starting point for developing a robust disaster-recovery strategy and infrastructure. Read More >

Gartner Identifies Top 10 Strategic Technologies

The challenge for CIOs is figuring out how to deliver on the promise of these strategic technologies, which include IT as service broker, 3D printing and more. Read More >

Pelican Products' Smooth Data Migration

Instead of building a new state-of-art data center, Pelican Products decided to hire a qualified hosting vendor to handle its global data operations. Read More >

T2 Drives Big Gains Through Storage

Parking management firm T2 Systems turned to a more sophisticated SAN infrastructure to take its operations into the digital age. Read More >

Is Analytics the Solution to the Big Data Problem?

Big data is proving to be an important trend in the enterprise. Companies around the globe are investing heavily in big data, and more firms than ever are trying to determine how they can best-use the mountains and mountains of information in their possession. Software like Hadoop helps with data analysis since it crunches data and converts it into data loads that can be more easily analyzed... Read More >

Data Centers Getting Bigger—and Leaner

With big data getting only bigger, there's no slowdown in the expansion of data-center operations for enterprises throughout the world, according to a recently released research from the Uptime Institute. The resulting "2013 Data Center Industry Survey" indicates that—while facilities continue to increase capacity—data centers... Read More >

CIA Wrestles With Analytics Challenges

Like IT, the intelligence community is searching for innovations that would enable it to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data regardless of where the data resides. Read More >

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